Arkansas Januvia lawsuit attorneys are noting that many individuals taking the prescription medication Januvia, as a treatment for type II diabetes, have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer as a likely side effect of the drug. As a result, these individuals have filed Januvia lawsuits to receive compensation for their pain, suffering and damages.
Manufactured and marketed by Merck, Januvia (sitagliptin) has shown to increase the potential of causing pancreatic cancer. This drug along with others in its class also has also been reported to increase the potential of thyroid cancer, pancreatitis and other very harmful side effects.
First approved in 2006 by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), this prescription medication was released to the public as a way to regulate diabetes. Merck suggested that the medication could diminish the high blood sugar levels in patients suffering from type II diabetes. However, medical studies have also shown an associated risk of developing pancreatic cancer and acute pancreatitis.
In addition, it appears as though the drug is also creating other life-threatening and severe side effects, including acute kidney (renal) failure. Even though the FDA has not currently issued a recall on the potentially harmful drug, individuals are filing Januvia lawsuits to pursue compensation for their injuries and suffering after taking Januvia. For families that have lost loved ones due to these serious side effects, Arkansas Januvia lawsuit attorneys are able to file wrongful death lawsuits against the prescription manufacturer Merck.
Is Januvia a Dangerous Drug?
Many physicians prescribed Januvia in an effort to help their patients control their type II diabetes. However, many patients have developed serious conditions that are potentially more severe than the original underlying condition that the medication was to help, and many patients believe Januvia to be the reason.
Because the pharmaceutical manufacturer allegedly did not properly warn the patient about all associated risks and side effects, many individuals are choosing to file Januvia lawsuits to attempt to hold the manufacturer responsible for this misguidance. This is because it is their belief that the maker of the medication failed in their effort to exercise reasonable care. The manufacturer instead allegedly created an unreasonable amount of risk of personal injury to patients taking the medication, which at times has led to death.
Patients that have used Januvia have allegedly suffered a variety of symptoms from their medical condition. Some of these include:
- Abnormal blood pressure
- Vomiting or nausea
- Pancreas inflammation
- Severe back and abdominal pain
- Elevated respiratory and heart rates
Many of these injuries have reportedly persisted long after the patient has discontinued taking the prescription medication Januvia. In addition, the patients are still dealing with ongoing health concerns about their diabetes because they have had to find alternatives to their original medical condition.
How Can Arkansas Januvia Lawsuit Attorneys Help?
Arkansas Januvia lawsuit attorneys affiliated with Attorney Group for Arkansas can seek compensation for their clients for damages and loss they have incurred if a link is found. Some of these damages include:
- Ongoing medical costs – Past, current and future
- Lost wages
- Loss of potential future earnings
- Home healthcare
- Pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional anguish
Arkansas Januvia lawsuit attorneys affiliated with Attorney Group for Arkansas want to hold Merck accountable for defective and unreasonably drugs it produces if a drug is reportedly linked to very serious side effects or possible injury. If you or a loved one has been injured after taking Januvia, contact Attorney Group for Arkansas today. Attorney Group for Arkansas wants to answer your questions at no upfront cost to you, and connect you with an Arkansas Januvia lawsuit attorney that can help you pursue compensation and hold the manufacturer responsible. So contact Attorney Group for Arkansas today for your free consultation.